AVADirect’s Clevo D900F Laptop ReviewPublished under Intel Core i7 Extreme, Tech Talk
If you are an notebook expert and like to configure your own device like a desktop, then you should be a AVADirect's customer. They happen to be one of the finest producers of a custom-built laptop that would never disappoint you. And to make the process easy for you, they have taken the pains to assemble notebooks based on various performance tests and benchmarks that can serve you as a starting point of the customization.
One of the best performer among the laptops provided by AVADirect is AVADirect's Clevo D900F. This laptop features Intel's flagship processor Intel i7 Core 975 Extreme Edition. Let's take a look at the spectacular feature set it boasts of:
- As mentioned above, it supports the Intel i7 Core 975 Extreme Edition that can be over-clocked to 5.3 GHz.
- It also supports up to 12 GB of triple channel RAM which means that you can be insane about performance.
- It supports 3 Hard Disk Drives and like the Falcon Northwest DRX Fragbook, one of the hard drive can be a 80 GB SSD from Intel.
- It has 4 cooling fans that would keep the processors performing good and efficient.
- It would support nVidia's lower end of graphics card - nVidia GeForce GTX 280M 1GB graphics card.
- It has 4 speakers in place of 2 speakers found in other commercial laptops and has support for 4 USB 2.0 Ports and 1 IEEE-1394 Ports.
- Another advantage and a credit that you can give to AVADirect is that it knows what true performance is and so it supports a Full Sized Keyboard with Numeric Keypad.
- Last but not the least - Intel High Definition Audio / 8 Channel external audio outputs supported.
Some of the compromises that you are required to make are Battery time and portability. Because of the high TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 130 Watts, the processor will wipe out the power quickly and will not allow for longer battery times. Also, do expect the notebook to be light.
With these considerations, the performance charts proves that in comparison to this notebook, no other can even reach near to the performance records that it sets. So, the only thing that can bring a smile on your face would be the performance charts. Like the Falcon Northwest DRX series notebooks, it easily crosses the 10,000 point benchmark when tested with the PCMark Vantage tests. Yes I can see a big smile on your face.
The screen resolution of the notebook is also good enough and is at par with other generic models available. Brightness levels are perfect. So this monster is the best in the category for CAD/CAM Designers, Graphics and Animation professionals.
The only downside of this wonderful, powerful and beautiful device is the price tag attached to it. And it would definitely increase if you customize it. You should be ready to let go your half-yearly savings to get one in your hands. But then you are the performance setter and you are the speed king.